Russian Deep Sea Fisherman Shares the Alien-Like Fish He Catches in the Ocean

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Despite what The Little Mermaid tells us, “under the sea” can be utterly terrifying. Fisherman Roman Fedortsov knows this better than anyone. Working out of Murmansk, Russia, he regularly tweets pictures of the oddities that he catches while on the water. The deep sea fish, while fascinating, look like they’re from an ocean-themed horror film. Or, as The Moscow Times aptly described them, like monsters from Ridley Scott’s Alien.

Perhaps the most unnerving thing about Fedortsov’s finds are their teeth. All too often, the fish will have a human-like set of chompers or rows of tiny daggers that line their mouths. This makes even the bravest of us squirm, but we’ve got to commend this fisherman—he handles them all without fear (and many times, gloves). Check out some of his peculiar picks, below.

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And in addition to fish, he finds…. this.

deep sea fishRoman Fedortsov: Twitter
h/t: [Gizmodo]

All images via Roman Fedortsov.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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